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RWC 2011 hospitality and tourism

### ODT Online Fri, 28 May 2010
Industry briefed on Cup
By John Lewis
Rather than roll out the red carpet and spend large quantities of money on premises to attract Rugby World Cup visitors, Dunedin’s hospitality establishments are being advised to focus on the basics.
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### ODT Online Fri, 28 May 2010
PM will keep tourism role
By Hamish McNeilly
In a Monty Python moment, Prime Minister John Key praised himself as Minister of Tourism for doing a “wonderful job”, and said he planned to continue with the tourism portfolio. Mr Key taking on the role as tourism minister has been widely praised by industry leaders, and raised the profile of the high-flying sector, which is responsible for one in 10 jobs and accounts for 20% of export receipts.

Mr Key said 2011 was shaping up as one of the most important for the sector, largely due to the 2011 Rugby World Cup. He singled out the Dunedin stadium for special mention, with the complex set to go “close to the wire”.

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### ODT Online Fri, 28 May 2010
Queenstown to host Trenz event
By Hamish McNeilly
The Southern Lakes region, billed as the “jewel in the crown” of the $9.3 billion New Zealand tourism industry, has been announced as host of a major international tourism conference. Queenstown, as revealed in the Otago Daily Times earlier this week, was confirmed as venue for the 2011 Tourism Rendezvous New Zealand (Trenz) trade event for the first time.

It was hoped the event would alternate each year between North and South Islands, and other regions, such as Dunedin, could be an option in the future.
-Tim Cossar, Tourism Industry Association

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### ODT Online Fri, 28 May 2010
Tourism event coup
By James Beech
Queenstown can cope with hosting a thousand domestic and international tourism agents at Tourism Rendezvous New Zealand (Trenz) next year and the Southern Lakes will be poised to reap the benefits, tourism and civic leaders say.
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ODT editorial mucking on about ‘commercial realism’

### ODT Online Fri, 7 May 2010
Editorial: Competitive risks
It is very clear that the Government is little interested in promoting local prospects for a tender to build electric railcars for Auckland, despite assertions from a combination of political parties, trade unions and other interested groups that it should. Although the Minister of Transport is on record as saying the matter is for the New Zealand Railways Corporation (“KiwiRail”) to decide, he has also said a local tender would be “a step too far” – as clear a negative signal as could be expected to the corporation from its nominal owner.
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I’m yet to decide if the editorial is being responsible or irresponsible in its pronouncements.

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